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GADSDEN-PACIFIC DIVISION
 TOY TRAIN OPERATING MUSEUM

Tucson, Arizona
 

A CHARITABLE, NON-PROFIT IRS 501(C)(3) ORGANIZATION
 DEDICATED TO THE HOBBY OF MODEL RAILROADING
 BY PROVIDING THE PUBLIC WITH
 AN INTERACTIVE MUSEUM OF OPERATING TOY TRAIN LAYOUTS AND DISPLAYS.

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Asarco Hayden Smelter Ore Car


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Asarco Hayden Smelter Ore Car
FIRST IN A SERIES: ASARCO ORE CAR SET
American Smelting & Refining Co. Incorporated 1899

Gadsden-Pacific Division Toy Train Operating Museum is proud to offer a matched set of four sequentially released Museum Ore Cars celebrating the contributions of ASARCO and its mining and smelting activities in Southern Arizona.

A specially designed and authorized set of four ore cars produced by Lionel for GPD and made available to collectors over the course of several years, these cars will bear the ASARCO marks for their mines and smelter including Silver Bell Mine, Mission Mine Complex, Ray Mine Complex and Hayden Smelter. The Hayden Smelter car will be the first produced and available in 2015. This car will be burgundy red with bold white lettering and will match the 2011 ASARCO Museum Car. It will bear the ASX company mark and the car number, 1910, the beginning year of smelter construction

ASARCO was first incorporated in 1899 as American Smelting And Refining Company. From its first acquisition and building activities in Arizona in 1910 to the present, ASARCO remains a major influence in the copper industry. American Smelting and Refining Company officially became ASARCO in 1975. Although Grupo Mexico (Asarco Mexicana, SA) was originally organized in 1967 as a division of ASARCO, it evolved to become the parent company in 1999. In 2002 ASARCO moved its corporate headquarters to Phoenix, Arizona after 102 years in New York City. Today, ASARCO, headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, is retained by Grupo Mexico as a wholly owned US operating subsidiary

About the time Arizona was becoming a State (1912), mines in the Silver Bell district were first acquired by American Smelting and Refining Company and a new smelter was built in Hayden. In 1954 the company began its first open pit copper mine at Silver Bell. Later in 1961 its copper production at Mission Mine was initiated, followed in 1973 by that of its San Xavier Mine. The Mission, Pima and San Xavier mines are located just southwest of Tucson. The Silver Bell Mine lies immediately northwest of Tucson. In 1986 the Ray Mine was purchased and by 1992 was expanded into the Ray Mine Complex. Copper is transported from the mine by the Copper Basin RR (GPD 1995 ore car) to the Hayden Smelter. Together the Mission, Silver Bell and Ray Mines produce approximately 350-400 million pounds of copper a year. The Hayden Smelter produces almost a half a billion pounds of anodes annually.

Order the Hayden Smelter GPD Museum ore car today.
This classic collectable is available through pre-paid mail order reservations.

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[Page Published March 17, 2017 ]

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